Past Events 2019

2019 Past Events

Here are some of the events that Barbara Lazaroff helped with, spoke at, or supported in 2019.


Bel Air Affaire 2019: A Night with the Kings of Cool – A Rate Pack Tribute

Since 2008 this exclusive evening has raised nearly $8 million for scholarships for deserving and disadvantaged students to attend Israel’s premier institution, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Southern California’s most prominent elite are typically treated to pleasures for the senses, a gourmet meal, and extraordinary and unique entertainment. It’s always a glorious night of indulgence and escape at the Affaire when you come to Bel Air!

Barbara will be there supporting and celebrating AFHU and its 2019 Humanitarian Torch of Learning Award Honorees Phyllis and Lloyd Berkett (z”l).

Saturday September 14, 2019
5:30 p.m.

At a private residence in the Beverly Hills area

For more information about this event, please visit


Project Angel Food’s Angel Awards Gala 2019

Project Angel Food logoAlthough Barbara won’t be able to attend as it’s the same time as the Bel Air Affaire, she wants you to know about this excellent event. This is Angel Awards is Project Angel Food’s premier fundraiser, a gala hosted in their parking lot which for this special night becomes a spectacular outdoor ballroom under the stars! Project Angel Food is celebrating 30 years preparing and delivering 11.5 million medically-tailored meals to the most vulnerable in our community.

This year, actor, director, author, and advocate Jamie Lee Curtis, a supporter of this fine organization for two decades now, will receive the Project Angel Food Humanitarian Angel Award.

Proceeds go directly toward operating costs – 85 cents of every dollar purchases food, fuel and other essential supplies to cook, package and deliver free, nutritious meals to more than 1,400 men, women and children living with life-threatening illnesses in LA County.

September 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Project Angel Food Headquarters
922 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90038

To learn more please visit


YPO Southland: An Evening to Inspire, guest speaker Barbara Lazaroff 

Our Guest Speaker is Barbara Lazaroff, An Evening to Aspire, as we dine in an intimate private room at Spago with the women who created the Wolfgang Puck brand. Not only is Barbara a restauranteur, interior designer, mother but a Philanthropist who is making a difference everyday. Barbara will share her incredible journey with all of us and her insight into the changing direction of Beverly Hills and its future plans to impact the art world. You will not want to miss this event!

Barbara Lazaroff guest speaker at YPO

Tuesday September 10, 2019

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Friends of Sheba Medical Center’s 2nd Annual Women’s Community Luncheon

Barbara was unable to attend but wanted to let you to know about it as proceeds benefit mental health services at Sheba Medical Center in Israel. Sheba Medical Center was recently named one of the top 10 hospitals in the world by Newsweek.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
11:00 a.m.

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

For more information please visit this event page at


AIA Restaurant Design Awards 2019 (Part of L.A. Design Festival)

AIA|LA and the 2019 Restaurant Design Awards Jury, plus the 25 spectacular AIA|LA RDA finalists come together for their annual crowd favorite: the live RDA finalists’ panel during which jury members and designers exchange fascinating repartee. Learn about the inspiration that drove design for each project, then hear feedback on the work from the jury. This year’s panel is composed of: Ezequiel Farca, Intl. Assoc. AIA – CEO/Founder Ezequiel Farca; Hans Rockenwagner – Owner, Rockenwagner Bakeries/Cafes; and Garrett Snyder – Food Editor, Los Angeles Magazine.

The LA Design Festival serves as host this year, making the program part of its dazzling design line-up at exciting ROW DTLA. As a past juror, Barbara has been helping present these prestigious awards for many years.
Barbara Lazaroff presenting the AIA|LA Restaurant Design Awards 2019

Awards Ceremony
Saturday, June 22, 2019
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Building 2: Space 138
767 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021

For more information please write to


LA Chef Conference 2019

LA Chef Conference 2019 logoThe LA Chef Conference shall be an “exciting day of panel discussions, cooking demos and talks featuring a stellar lineup of Chefs, Restaurateurs, Food Media and Restaurant/Food Experts” — and Barbara will be participating on one of the Panels.

Barbara and the others speakers will take you back in time to explore their roles in the creation of a new American profession.
CHEFS, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession.
Book, CHEFS, DRUGS, AND ROCK AND ROLL: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession
(This is also the name of the new HarperCollins book of the same name, authored by Andrew Friedman, in which Barbara Lazaroff is featured.)


The money from tickets sold for the LA Chef Conference goes to sponsor C-CAP. C-CAP greatly appreciates your attendence.

Monday, May 20, 2019

The event runs all day.
This panel is from 2:50 – 4:00 p.m.

The Gourmandise School & ArcLight Cinemas
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401

For more information please visit



H.D. Design Expo

HD Expo logoHD Expo, a Hospitality Design event, is the leading tradeshow and conference for the hospitality design community, bringing together designers, owner/operators, brand executives, architects, purchasers, and manufacturers for three days of inspiration, CEU-accredited education, and exceptional networking.

Wednesday, May 15 – Friday, May 17, 2019

Mandalay Bay Convention Center
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

You can learn all about it at


James Beard Awards Gala & Reception 2019

James Beard Foundation logo
Barbara kept to her tradition of attending to again honor and celebrate this year’s winners.

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Monday, May 6, 2019
Awards ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m. CT
The gala walk-around tasting reception immediately follows the Awards ceremony.

Black-Tie attire

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 North Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

For info see


Spago logo

Easter at Spago Beverly Hills

Guests enjoed a 3-course Easter Menu including:
Champagne Tincture Bar
Pop-up Pie & Bake Shop
And… a visit from the Easter BunnyBarbara Lazaroff and the Easter Bunny at Spago

Sunday, April 21, 2019
11:00a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$175.00 per adult and $75.00 per child (under age 12)


Spago logo

Spago’s 35th Annual Seder
hosted by Barbara Lazaroff
benefiting Mazon, A Jewish Response To Hunger

Barbara and Spago Beverly Hills invite you to the 35th Annual Passover Seder Dinner hosted by Barbara Lazaroff. Officiated by Rabbi Rachlis and Cantor Braier. Featuring the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
Mazon logo


“I feel if you open your traditions and celebrations to all, no matter your religion, background or customs, it fosters tolerance, greater harmony and closer understanding among all people.” ~Barbara Lazaroff

Proceeds from this evening benefit MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger — a national nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger among all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

Saturday, April 20, 2019
5:30 p.m.

Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$195.00 per adult and $80.00 per child (12 and under)


Women in the World 10 — 2019 New York

Women in the World 10, 2019
The 10th annual Women in the World Summit, “a convening of mighty women leaders, blazing activists and courageous movers and shakers who will move you with their provocative first-person storytelling and shake up your worldview.”

It featured Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Brie Larson, Anna Wintour, Rebecca Traister, Bryan Cranston, Stacey Abrams, Kara Swisher, Susan Rice, Cindy McCain, Jill and Faith Soloway, Indra Nooyi, Ashley Judd, Maria Ressa, Christiana Figueres, Wanda Sykes, and many others.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:55 p.m.
Friday, April 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Lincoln Center
New York City, New York

More info about this event is at


Hospitality Design Summit logo 2019Hospitality Design Summit

HD Summit, presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, is the industry’s only networking conference focused on ideas outside hospitality.

Because everyone needs fresh thinking and new sources of inspiration, HD Summit is designed to sharpen the leadership skills executives need daily — and to provide the big ideas needed to stay ahead of the competition.

Barbara was happy to be able to attend.Hospitality Design Summit 2019 group photo

February 27- March 1, 2019

The Diplomat Beach Resort
Hollywood, FL

For more info visit


Careers Through Culinary Arts Program
C•CAP Annual BenefitC-CAP logo

Enjoy a grand tasting of culinary creations from over 30 of New York’s best-known chefs who will be assisted by talented C-CAP students and alumni, while sipping superb wines and cocktails. The evening will also feature a live and silent auction with once-in-a-lifetime culinary, culture, and travel packages.

C-CAP, a national nonprofit co-chaired by chef, author, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson and founded by culinary educator Richard Grausman, provides underserved high school students with educational and career opportunities through the culinary arts. Your support of this event is instrumental to transform lives of C-CAP students.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
5:45p.m. – 9:00 p.m. VIP
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. General Admission

Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers
West 23rd St. & the Hudson River
New York City, NY

For ticket information and to support the event, please visit this C•CAP page.


Oscar statue logo

91st Academy Awards & Governors Ball

After America and the Hollywood world watch and celebrate the Academy Awards, the Oscars, the industry celebrates at the Governor’s Ball and Dinner —the official Academy Awards celebration.

Barbara’s son, Byron Lazaroff-Puck will again join his father and Chef Eric Klein, Vice President of Culinary, to help create the event’s magic.
The spectacular Governor’s Ball and Dinner will again be catered by Wolfgang Puck Catering as it has been for over two decades.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
WP Catering logo
Dolby Theatre
Hollywood & Highland Center
Hollywood, CA


Chinois on Main — Chinese New YearChinois Chinese New Year menu 201

Barbara joined the festivities as everyone at Chinois celebrated the year of the honorable pig with a special menu.

The Pig
The Pig is the most generous and honorable sign in the Chinese zodiac.Pigs are perfectionists and care deeply about family and friends.

Some years of the Pig are 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019.
Curious about more?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chinois on Main
2709 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405